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The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory

American Restaurant and Dessert Shop$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
  • Alolita S.
    "Great views of Union Square and tasty cheesecakes!"(13 Tips)
    Sedatcan S.
    "Red velvet cheesecake and shrimps and mojito rocks :)"(9 Tips)
    Carlos Eduardo
    "Oreo cake!!"(6 Tips)
    Divya M.
    "But whatever you do, don't miss the gorgeous view from the terrace!"(37 Tips)
414 Tips and reviews
  • cheesecake
  • scenic views
  • outdoor seating
  • lively
  • trendy
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  • Tamer M.
    Tamer M.May 24, 2015
    cheesecakes are beautiful but although a lot of tables are emty, you have to wait minimum 20 minutes? It is a good place but it seems we are so busy and everytime we are full, it is true or marketing
  • Rico Paborito
    Rico PaboritoApril 1, 2015
    Outdoor seating offers very nice view. They have heaters so don't worry about getting cold. Although, the waiting time for both inside and outside dining is way toooo looong. Don't come when starving!
  • Kouris K.
    Kouris KalligasOctober 13, 2013
    Long waiting times. Better book a table and go around the corner for a drink. It is worth waiting though. Very good prices! Maccaroni and cheese burger rocks! Cheesecake is a must obviously...
  • Abood A.
    Abood AbussaudApril 1, 2015
    One of my favorites ever.. Basically everything is really great! But choose either you get food, or a cheesecake, cause the portions are huge.. Expect a very long wait for a table even in weekdays
  • Alvaro
    AlvaroJuly 26, 2014
    The place has an outstanding view from Union Square! The menu it's the same, as always. Great food. But do not expect too much from the staff, especially at tables... :(
  • Najd I.
    Najd Ibrahim♋️September 11
    One of my favorites ever.. Basically everything is great! But choose either you get food, or a cheesecake, cause the portions are huge. And the view was remarkable🌤💙
  • zeynep y.
    cheesecakes are super tasty but so many GMO 's insinde it! There are some dangerous ingridients on it !! Like corn syrub, palm oil etc.
    ELLESAPPELLEJuly 19, 2013
    1 hour & 15 minute wait on a Thursday night. Apparently you can just go and sit at the tables opposite the bar to jump the queue (but order a drink to make you look like your meant to be there.)
  • Sophia P.
    Sophia PhungJune 18, 2013
    Amazing !! Must try the Portobello mushroom/zucchini/avocado chips! Guacamole was amazing but I found "medium spicyness" a little too hot. Asking for mild next time lol. Huge servings!
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyMarch 17, 2015
    Very good! Better than the everyday Cheesecake! Try the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake and the Imperial Chicken and Shrimp!
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 29, 2013
    For the least amount of wait time come for lunch, come before 400p or come on Tuesdays or Wednesdays... Regardless if you come at non-peak times you still will get a wait time due to staffing
  • Esther
    EstherDecember 15, 2011
    Huge menu! Take your time to decide cause everything here is big and good! If you feel like having pasta, try CHICKEN CHIPOTLE PASTA. Macarroni with a great sauce& veggies. The Best!!
  • Lesly T.
    Lesly TanApril 28, 2012
    Don't be fooled by the name. This restaurant has a 20-page menu ranging from Sunday brunches to entrees to cheesecakes. Waiting time is usually 1-2 hours on weekends, but worth it!
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 29, 2013
    While waiting, but a drink from the bar and go outside and people watch the people inside or look at the amazing views of Union Square from the patio location
  • areejs
    areejsJanuary 5, 2014
    Love this location for dinner. Beautiful view of union square from the outside balcony and it's so lively inside.
  • Zafer K.
    Zafer KilicJune 27, 2015
    There are many choises for cheesecake but dont make a mistake and dont try mango and key lime like me. I think Oreo Cheesecake is the best one.
  • Orlando B.
    Orlando Braga JrAugust 3, 2013
    Amazing place to meet with friends! If possible, stay outside and have a good night looking at Union Square! The cheesecake... Well, that's Cheesecake Factory!
  • Monica Uthappa M.
    Monica Uthappa MaleyandaSeptember 6, 2013
    If you decide to go here for dinner during the prepared to wait. It gets crazy crowded. Ask for terrace seating/outdoor seating...its gorgeous :)
  • Ugur C.
    Ugur CemenOctober 7, 2014
    Cheesecakes are greatt..I loved all the cheesecakes but my favorite was Oreon Cheesecake...I waited 45 minutes for my turn..But it worth for it..
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 1, 2015
    Call ahead for lunchtime reservations! Request for outdoor patio setting for the view. Get the pasta. Lunch size is huge enough.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Busy, busy, busy place. Be prepared for a long waiting. Once seated, order the chicken and shrimp gumbo. Delicious home style food.
  • Addie W.
    Addie WilliamsJune 19, 2013
    Our favorite dish is the Spicy Cashew Chicken & Shrimp YUM!! We also love the Oreo Cheesecake. I prefer the original one, instead of the "extreme".
  • Alan C.
    Alan ChaiApril 23, 2014
    Try to ask for a table on the 8th floor terrace overlooking Union Square. The view is spectacular!
  • C. L.
    C. L.July 13, 2013
    Best to sit outdoor to enjoy the view of union sq but bring warm clothes as it get chilly at night even in summer when the cold wind blows....
  • Niklas B.
    Best meal I had in a long time. Went there on a Thursday evening and had to wait less than ten minutes.
  • Shamma T.
    Shamma TJuly 19, 2011
    Crazy waiting list, but worth it! Ask the waiters for help with the menu because the menu is HUGE it can get confusing!
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
    From the street, enter Macy’s and go up to The Cheesecake Factory, via elevator or escalators. The restaurant has an outdoor area where you can take great overhead photos of Union Square.
  • peppy x.
    peppy x. golightlyOctober 25, 2010
    come near midnight when it's cold and romantic! the staff are so friendly. when i came to visit a friend in SF, the guy at the counter gave us a HUGE strawberry cheesecake. the view is too awesome! :)
  • Arzu T.
    Arzu TaylanJuly 9, 2014
    Typhoon punch drink is good to start, red velvet cheesecake is a must. Portions are so big. Nice place, too much waiting go on Mondays.
  • Leigar C.
    Leigar CíanadNovember 10, 2014
    Amazing place with great options for every taste. Prices are ok are service is supreme.
  • Alban
    AlbanSeptember 2, 2014
    The most difficult is to make a choice! Wanna taste everything. Took the citron meringué cheesecake with a vanilla milkshake: delicious!
  • Maria P.
    Maria PoloJune 24, 2012
    The white chocolate caramel macadamia nuts cheesecake is delicious but very filling! Try the dulce the leche cheesecake instead, as delicious but lighter.
  • Tisyang F.
    Tisyang FanaticoMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my fav -- herb crusted salmon & shrimp scampi... YUM!! Also angel hair pasta w/ shrimp, bang- bang chicken , all the appetizers are excellent ...
  • Madame No Name
    Madame No NameApril 24, 2013
    Amazing view! Look to a table outside. The location is on the last floor from macys... Try the cashew salat and Orion cheesecake...
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMarch 26, 2015
    Touristy spot but with decent food and drinks and a lovely balcony view of Union Square on a sunny day. Expect a long wait to be seated.
  • AJ L.
    AJ LJune 2, 2013
    Try the Luau Salad. I love the crispy wontons, chopped macadamia nuts and mangos, and sweet dressing. It's a huge plate too. :)
  • Emin G.
    Emin G.March 25, 2015
    Caramel pecan cheesecake is awesome and you should try fresh lemonade :)
  • Delaram A.
    Delaram AdabiMarch 25, 2014
    get the table by the front window. I live this place, the view is superb and their cheesecakes are to die for!
  • Alex D.
    Excellent rib-eye steak and delicious cheesecakes (we had the classic one as well as lime top)
  • Weixiao F.
    Weixiao FanFebruary 20, 2014
    It's very cold when sitting outside, but the beautiful view of union square worth to outside
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 29, 2013
    The bar makes very strong drinks so pace yourself with the Long Island's and they are at a decent price per drink!
  • Aqeel
    AqeelOctober 10, 2014
    Get an outdoor table and enjoy the nice view of the Union Square. But waiting time during weekends can be very long !!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle ByrnesApril 1, 2013
    I can actually eat something here! The skinnylicous Asian lettuce wrap tacos and the Vietnamese tacos are super tasty!
  • Divya M.
    Get a chocolate mousse cheesecake! But whatever you do, don't miss the gorgeous view from the terrace!
  • Jasmine P.
    Jasmine PangFebruary 11, 2015
    They have over 20 variants of cheesecakes. Super yummy but be prepared to queue for at least 30-45 mins for a table!
  • Be A.
    Be AndradaNovember 21, 2014
    I reccomend the angus beef with mushroom sauce and caramelized onions. The best entree is a Ceaser salad.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GonzálezOctober 1, 2014
    Mucha espera para comida muy común. Las vistas de Union Square solo se pueden apreciar de pie. # We were waiting for a long time and the food was nothing special. To see Union Square you have to stand
  • Alexander B.
    Big plates, amazing service! Book the table 30-40 mins in advance as the venue is always crowded.
  • Arte Y.
    food is meh, but cheesecake selection never disappoints; my fave tiramisú, apple strudel, banana and carrot ones
  • Emiliano V.
    Location is great. Food is ok. Cheesecakes are the best they serve. Try the Godiva chocolate cheesecake.
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